Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaiʻi, United States. It is a 1,500-acre (6.1 km2), master-planned resort located on Maui's sunny, southern leeward coast. It was named one of the country's 99 Best Recreational & Residential Private Communities in America. Many of Wailea's single-family and condominium complexes offer gated entryways for enhanced security and privacy. Nearby are Wailea's many amenities, including restaurants, championship golf courses, tennis facilities, shopping, and beaches.